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June 4, 2016 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email


The Bay of Fundy, between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia … renowned for having the highest tides in the world.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Canadian Government will waive admission fees next year to all of the country’s national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas.

The move can save visitors well in excess of $100 as they explore sites such as the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, or take a glimpse into the lives of 19th-century lighthouse keepers on the stunning craggy headland of Newfoundland and Labrador, where Cape Spear Lighthouse bears witness to the procession of glittering icebergs.

The sesquicentennial will be marked by a year of themed events, festivals and cultural exhibits. Visit au-keepexploring.canada.travel.

Siberia, Russia, Europe

Siberia, Russia, Europe

The Czars Gold Train … one of the world’s greatest rail journeys.

Beyond Travel is offering savings of $350 to $750 per cabin for those who book a 2017 15-night Trans-Siberian rail holiday aboard the Czars Gold Train before June 30.

The tour covers two continents and seven time zones and departs from either Moscow or Beijing, with travel on a privately chartered first-class train and featuring stops in Mongolia, Siberia and Tartarstan.

Prices are from $10,335 per person twin-share, including eight nights rail travel, five nights in first-class hotels and a night in a sleeper berth on a Chinese train.

The on-board experience includes gourmet meals in the first-class dinning car, educational and cultural lectures, nightly bar service, and services of an on-board doctor.

Phone 1300 363 554 or visit www.beyondtravel.com.au.


Terry Ann Maxwell

Elite Special Events’ fully escorted 14-day ‘Music & Heritage Tour of the Deep South’ will depart Australia for the US on October 1.

Highlights will include visits to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Music Row, RCA Studio, the Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, Sun Studio, the National Civil Rights Museum and the crossroads where blues guitarist Robert Johnson reputedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his legendary talents.

The tour will be hosted by former Nashville country music artist Terry Ann Maxwell, who now calls Australia home.

Prices are from $7890 per person twin-share, including airfares.

Phone 1300 884 891 or visit www.eliteset.com.au.


 Kingfisher Bay … an idyllic spot to relax and unwind.

Experience World-Heritage-listed Fraser Island and get up close and personal with majestic humpbacks.

Pay from $389 per person twin-share and get a three-night stay for the price of two at Kingfisher Bay Resort, including hot buffet breakfast daily, a half-day morning whale-watch cruise including morning tea, national park fees and return ferry transfers from Hervey Bay.

Kingfisher Bay Resort is nestled amongst the lush vegetation and the sand dunes on the western side of Fraser Island, overlooking the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait.

The deal is valid for sale until June 15 and for select travel periods from August 1 to October 31.

Phone 1300 883 887 or visit www.travelonline.com.


Snow at the Hydro. Image: Brigitte Grant Photography.

Save 20 per cent when you stay two nights or more at the Hydro Majestic Blue Mountains this winter.

Seasonal highlights in the region include Yulefest celebrations, the Majestic Winter Ball, the Winter Magic Festival, the Daffodil Festival and the Blue Mountains Elvis Festival.

The hotel’s ‘Winter Escape Deal’ includes free wifi access, daily newspaper and car parking.

Phone 02 4782 6885 or visit www.hydromajestic.com.au.


 The Menindee Lakes system … far larger than Sydney Harbour.

With the weather cooling down, Tri State Safaris reckons that it’s the ideal time to explore the wilds of Far West NSW and is offering a range tour options varying from single-day excursions to longer itineraries.

A single-day journey to the Menindee Lakes system and Kinchega National Park is priced at $220 per person, including transfers from Broken Hill accommodation, travel in luxury 4WD vehicles, home-made morning tea and picnic lunch.

A four-day Corner Country itinerary is priced from $1925 per person twin-share, including a stay in White Cliffs’ famous underground motel and visits to Tibooburra, Milparinka, Sturt National Park and Cameron Corner, where three states meet.

Phone 08 8088 2389 or visit www.tristate.com.au.


 A suite on the Reef Endeavour … a great base for exploring Fijian culture.

Take a friend for half price on Captain Cook Cruises’ three-, four-, seven- and 11-night Fiji island cruises aboard the 130-passenger Reef Endeavour and explore sites that larger ships simply can’t access.

Itineraries include visits to remote villages, churches and schools and taking part in traditional sevusevu ceremonies and Meke and Lovo feasts.

Sale prices for a three-night cruise to the Mamanuca and Southern Yasawa Islands start from $1085.25, including snorkelling, island visits and use of the Kids Club.

The deal is on sale until June 30 for travel until March 31.

Visit www.captaincookcruisesfiji.com.


 Seven Seas Navigator … will call at 64 ports in 28 countries.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering an epic 137-night ‘Navigate the World’ voyage in 2018, using its intimate 490-guest Seven Seas Navigator.

The journey will begin and end in Los Angeles and encompass 64 ports in 28 countries, including visits to nearly 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Exclusive highlights include a pre-cruise gala ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, and dinner in the bush at the Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve in South Africa.

Prices start at $73,230 per person twin-share, including unlimited shore excursions, free wifi, unlimited laundry service, satellite phone time, unlimited beverages and onboard medical services.

Phone 1300 455 200 or visit www.RSSC.com.

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